Photoelastic constants of sodium chlorate from ultrasonic diffraction

  • K. Vedam
  • G. N. Ramachandran


Details are given of the theory and technique of measuring photoelastic constants in optically active cubic crystals from ultrasonic diffraction of light. The results thus obtained, in conjunction with the measurements of relative path retardation produced by stressing the crystal, enable one to obtain all the four constants independently.


Azimuth Diffract Beam Sodium Chlorate Incident Light Beam Crystal Class 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1951

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Vedam
    • 1
  • G. N. Ramachandran
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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